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Seminaries and Science: From Principles to Practice

Featuring: 
Peter M.J. Hess, Ph.D.
Peter M.J. Hess
Time: 
6:00pm
Date: 
November 19, 2011
Location: 
American Academy of Religion & Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Moscone Center
San Francisco, California


A lively exploration of the role of science in theological education as we seek to inform tomorrow's clergy. Presentations by top scientists will be followed by small and large group discussions about moving forward with this endeavor. Emphasis will be on practical solutions with special attention to core courses.

Science presentations by:

  • Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, Senior Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA
  • Dr. James R. Doty, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

Discussion leaders:

  • Dr. Peter M. J. Hess, Director of Outreach to Religious Communities, National Center for Science Education, Oakland, California
  • Dr. Deborah Gil, Professor of Biblical Studies and Exposition, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
  • Rev. Dr. Leonard Hummel, Professor of Pastoral Theology, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

The AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics & Religion
is partnering with
The American Theological Society
to host this additional meeting of the
American Academy of Religion
&
Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting

For more information: 

Seminaries and Science: From Principles to Practice

Time: 
10:00am
Date: 
November 19, 2011
Location: 
American Academy of Religion & Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Moscone Center
San Francisco, California


A lively exploration of the role of science in theological education as we seek to inform tomorrow's clergy. Presentations by top scientists will be followed by small and large group discussions about moving forward with this endeavor. Emphasis will be on practical solutions with special attention to core courses.

Science presentations by:

  • Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, Senior Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA
  • Dr. James R. Doty, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

Discussion leaders:

  • Dr. Peter M. J. Hess, Director of Outreach to Religious Communities, National Center for Science Education, Oakland, California
  • Dr. Deborah Gil, Professor of Biblical Studies and Exposition, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
  • Rev. Dr. Leonard Hummel, Professor of Pastoral Theology, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

The AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics & Religion
is partnering with
The American Theological Society
to host this additional meeting of the
American Academy of Religion
&
Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting

For more information: 

Creationism and Evolution: News from the Front

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.
Eugenie C. Scott

Time: 
12:15am
Date: 
October 28, 2011
Location: 
To Be Announced
New Orleans, Louisiana



The creationism and evolution controversy continues almost unabated by the legal setbacks suffered both by the creation science and intelligent design movements. Although legal decisions have prevented de jure CSI Logoteaching of creationism, de facto teaching of creationism continues as teachers are reluctant to teach evolution without “balance”, and because recent creationist strategies attempting to avoid Establishment Clause constraints have not yet been tested in the courts.

This is a talk and a panel discussion at
CSICON
a conference sponsored by the
Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

For more information: 
Contact: Barry Karr at skeptinq@aol.com

Creationism and Evolution: News from the Front

Time: 
4:15pm to 5:45pm
Date: 
October 28, 2011
Location: 
To Be Announced
New Orleans, Louisiana



The creationism and evolution controversy continues almost unabated by the legal setbacks suffered both by the creation science and intelligent design movements. Although legal decisions have prevented de jure CSI Logoteaching of creationism, de facto teaching of creationism continues as teachers are reluctant to teach evolution without “balance”, and because recent creationist strategies attempting to avoid Establishment Clause constraints have not yet been tested in the courts.

This is a talk and a panel discussion at
CSICON
a conference sponsored by the
Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

For more information: 
Contact: Barry Karr at skeptinq@aol.com

Evolution in the Classroom: No Dinosaurs in Heaven

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D., Greta Schiller, Yael Wyner, Ph.D.
Eugenie Scott, Greta Miller, Yael Wyner
Time: 
3:00am
Refreshments with the panel and a DVD signing from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.
Date: 
October 25, 2011
Location: 
New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor
New York, NY

According to a recent study, a majority of US biology teachers are reluctant to endorse evolution in their class and most have developed specific strategies to avoid New York Academy of Sciences logorunning afoul of the controversy. Thirteen percent "explicitly advocate creationism or intelligent design by spending at least one hour of class time presenting it in a positive light" and only 28 percent teach evolution as recommended in the National Science Education Standards.

In the 2011 film, No Dinosaurs in Heaven, director and educator Greta Schiller weaves together the story of a science education professor who refuses to teach evolution with a rafting trip down the Grand Canyon that debunks major tenets of creation science.

Join us for a screening of No Dinosaurs in Heaven and an enlightening panel on the state of evolution in the science classroom with a panel of experts in the field including Eugenie Scott, PhD, Executive Director for the National Center for Science Education, Director Greta Schiller, and Science Education Professor Yael Wyner.


For more information: 

Evolution in the Classroom: No Dinosaurs in Heaven

Time: 
7:00pm
Refreshments with the panel and a DVD signing from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.
Date: 
October 25, 2011
Location: 
New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor
New York, NY

According to a recent study, a majority of US biology teachers are reluctant to endorse evolution in their class and most have developed specific strategies to avoid New York Academy of Sciences logorunning afoul of the controversy. Thirteen percent "explicitly advocate creationism or intelligent design by spending at least one hour of class time presenting it in a positive light" and only 28 percent teach evolution as recommended in the National Science Education Standards.

In the 2011 film, No Dinosaurs in Heaven, director and educator Greta Schiller weaves together the story of a science education professor who refuses to teach evolution with a rafting trip down the Grand Canyon that debunks major tenets of creation science.

Join us for a screening of No Dinosaurs in Heaven and an enlightening panel on the state of evolution in the science classroom with a panel of experts in the field including Eugenie Scott, PhD, Executive Director for the National Center for Science Education, Director Greta Schiller, and Science Education Professor Yael Wyner.


For more information: 

Screening of "No Dinosaurs in Heaven"

Featuring: 
Eugenie Scott and Greta Schiller
Eugenie Scott and Greta Schiller
Time: 
3:00am
Date: 
October 24, 2011
Location: 
Rosenthal Library Auditorium
149th Street
Queens College
Flushing, New York


Dr. Eugenie Scott and Emmy Award-winning director Greta Schiller will host a question and answer session following the film.

"No Dinosaurs in Heaven" is a film essay that examines the hijacking of science education by religious fundamentalists, threatening the separation of church and state and dangerously undermining scientific literacy. Queens College logoThe documentary weaves together two strands: an examination of the problem posed by creationists who earn science education degrees only to advocate anti-scientific beliefs in the classroom; and a visually stunning raft trip down the Grand Canyon, led by Dr. Eugenie Scott, that debunks creationist explanations for its formation. These two strands expose the fallacies in the "debate," manufactured by anti-science forces, that creationism is a valid scientific alternative to evolution.

This is a free event.
Sponsored by the
Queens College Biology Department
and the
Queens College Foundation


For more information: 
Visit the Queens College Events page.

For a map, click HERE.

Screening of "No Dinosaurs in Heaven"

Eugenie Scott and Greta Schiller
Time: 
7:00pm
Date: 
October 24, 2011
Location: 
Rosenthal Library Auditorium
149th Street
Queens College
Flushing, New York


Dr. Eugenie Scott and Emmy Award-winning director Greta Schiller will host a question and answer session following the film.

"No Dinosaurs in Heaven" is a film essay that examines the hijacking of science education by religious fundamentalists, threatening the separation of church and state and dangerously undermining scientific literacy. Queens College logoThe documentary weaves together two strands: an examination of the problem posed by creationists who earn science education degrees only to advocate anti-scientific beliefs in the classroom; and a visually stunning raft trip down the Grand Canyon, led by Dr. Eugenie Scott, that debunks creationist explanations for its formation. These two strands expose the fallacies in the "debate," manufactured by anti-science forces, that creationism is a valid scientific alternative to evolution.

This is a free event.
Sponsored by the
Queens College Biology Department
and the
Queens College Foundation


For more information: 
Visit the Queens College Events page.

For a map, click HERE.

Movie: No Dinosaurs in Heaven

Featuring: 
Glenn Branch
Glenn Branch
Time: 
6:30pm
Date: 
October 23, 2011
Location: 
Sacramento Freethought Day
McGeorge School of Law
3200 Fifth Avenue
Sacramento, California
Click for Directions


Glenn Branch hosts a showing of the documentary movie, "No Dinosaurs In Heaven" by Emmy Award-winningNo Dinosaurs Title director Greta Schiller. This documentary film explores the issue of creationism in science and education. The film features Eugenie Scott, Steve Newton, and Alan Gishlick on a voyage through the majestic Grand Canyon.

Glenn Branch will lead a Question & Answer session following the movie.

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Dispatches from the Evolution Wars

Featuring: 
Glenn Branch
Glenn Branch
Time: 
9:30pm
Date: 
October 23, 2011
Location: 
Sacramento Freethought Day
McGeorge School of Law
3200 Fifth Avenue
Sacramento, California
Click for Directions


How did creationism become a seemingly permanent obstacle to the teaching of evolution in the public schools of the United States? Glenn Branch, deputy director of the Sacramento Freethought Day logoNational Center for Science Education, will tell the tale, from the Scopes trial in the '20s, through the creation science movement of the '70s and the intelligent design movement of the '90s, to today's strategies to undermine the teaching of evolution. The resistance to evolution is constant, but the creationist strategies continue to evolve.

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